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Folder Permissions - I am screwed!!! Windows 2K SP4

The weirdest thing happened today - We have a shared folder with many folders inside that, that everyone goes to access data - The folders and files work properly except the most important one -

Its like the permissions are all screwed up - No one can open the files - Even the admin account - I even tried to restore one folder into that directory and I still cannot open any of the files with in that - I AM SCREWED - I need help bad with this one - I have went through the permission settings over and over and I cant figure it out - PLEASE HELP
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modest911Author Commented:
When I do a right click on the some of the sub folders and do a properties - than security - sometimes I can see the security settings of that folder and on other folders in the same directory , I get you do not have permission error - what is going on - I thought permissions came from the root folder!!!
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modest911Author Commented:
I have tried to move folders into new directories and try and inhert that folders permissions - but this does not work - When I try and open a file I get access denied
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sweatbeastCommented:
if you are logged in as admin you should be able to take ownership and then access the folders in order to re-create permissions
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modest911Author Commented:
this is an example of the problem folder and sub folders


D:\ = about 10 folders =

D:\shared folder\than about 3 folders


D:\shared folder\than about 3 folders = lets choose folder 1

D:\shared folder\folder 1\inside folder one is where all the problems are -

I cannot view the security tab or do anything to correct this - I am logged in as admin

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modest911Author Commented:
how can I take ownership?
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sweatbeastCommented:
right click the folder, security, advanced, owner, select the new owner, click replace owner, then OK
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modest911Author Commented:
I get an error - An error occured applying security information to:
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modest911Author Commented:
This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object
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modest911Author Commented:
I went to another computer and it show the owner of the folder someone else
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modest911Author Commented:
I sec - I think I got it - I forgot a step
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sweatbeastCommented:
is this in a domain? sounds like there is an authentication issue...
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modest911Author Commented:
OKay so I did it to a couple of folders and it seems to be working - should I try and do the whole parent folder
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modest911Author Commented:
this is the domain controller
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modest911Author Commented:
okay  now the admin account can see the files and folders - but my standard logon cannot open any files -
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modest911Author Commented:
I get word cannot open document: user does not have access priviledges -

its getting better !
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modest911Author Commented:
I am going to add the everyone user again and see what that does
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modest911Author Commented:
I think you put me on the right track - Let me check a few more things - I am now opening files with a regular user account
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modest911Author Commented:
Man you said my day with the - take ownership - I owe you dinner -


Thank you so much - After I removed the "everyone" user and reapplied the permissions everything is working great - thank you thank you thank you
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sweatbeastCommented:
cool, glad to be of assistance!
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